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République

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  • Day3

    Marché des Enfants Rouges

    April 16, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    We got up bright and early to meet up with Flora's old uni mate from Melbourne. Sherly and Trav moved to the UK for work and were in Paris for the weekend - aahhh.. to be able to jet around Europe on weekends. What an amazing luxury!

    This small market mainly sold fish, fruit and vegetables. Nothing was open yet - Parisians get up surprisingly late! The whole city seems to be asleep until about 11AM. To kill time (and to defrost our tootsies) we walked around the block and sought warm shelter in shops and supermarkets. Our lack of (non-existent) French vocabulary proved to be slightly challenging but our hand-gesturing game was strong.
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    Aaron and Flora Leach

    The streets of Paris are so charming.

    4/22/16Reply

    So cool, nice pic,JJ

    4/26/16Reply

    Watch that gut fat boy!!

    4/27/16Reply
     
  • Day1

    Place de la République

    December 19, 2015 in France ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    It's just over a month since 'Bloody Friday', the night of the ISIS attacks in Paris. With over a 100 people killed at the Bataclan theatre, the nearby public square, 'place de la République', has sprung-up as the impromptu memorial site.Read more

  • Day6

    S: BDub Eats

    March 19, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

    Du Pain at des Idées and a last stroll in Paris...

    This bakery was a nice discovery for us during this trip. We loved all it had to offer from our first visit so fella requested that we had to have some for our last morning before we took off once more - I didn't complain! It was a nice easy walk and a great start to what was about to be a busy day. Safe to say, we had very good viennoiseries this trip (an important task in all of our trips to paris😅) and we will definitely keep coming here if we should ever be back in this lovely city!

    Oh and by the way, the 10th district is the place to stay!!! Loved everything about the area we stayed in...hardly any tourists yet close to the major sight (or at least transportation), and the selection of where locals eat, drink and shop around our flat was in abundance! It really felt like we were living like Parisians...#LifeGoal 😘
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  • Day81

    PARIS, FRANCE

    June 19, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Bonjour from gay Paris!! Took the Eurostar through the Chunnel and 2 hours later... v'oila! Staying at an awesome apartment on the top (6th) floor of a quintessentially Parisian street in Republique. It was an early 5am London start, so troops were in fatigue mode, but nothing that an hour of PubG Mobile couldn't fix.

    Revived, we mastered the Paris Metro to stroll along Champs-Élysées and climb up the Arc de Triomph. Whole lotta stairs! Think we better get used to that here. The views were worth it!

    FRIDAY:
    Playing tourist in Paris is so easy!

    I'm losing track of days, but no matter. Had a stroll through Nortre Dame cathedral and walked around Left Bank after, admiring the art. The boys chose a few Paris posters to add to their growing collection of cityscapes. Found a park to sit in and have a gelato while listening to a pop-up high school choir with amazing voices sing weird ditties about Ireland that stuck in my head for too long after. Later that night & at the end of our street, we strolled along Canal St Martin, a fantastic long waterway that snakes through Republique. At night everybody emerges with a glass of wine and sits on the edge of the canal for a few drinks. Some people bring instruments and there is spontaneous dancing. Fun vibe.

    Yesterday was 'epic.' We went to the Louvre and walked until our legs hurt. With 5 floors of art, you just can't possibly. However, we saw Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, the oldest known sculpture (almost 9,000 years old), mummies, sphinxes... A lot of the French paintings in particular had written histories giving a context around the painting. That was awesome. Napoleon was quite vain.

    Exhausted with tourist fatigue we came home via the local boulangerie which has the best tarts ever! Jesse cooked a vegetarian spaghetti with salad, which we had on the balcony. Spontaneously a huge band started playing on the street below. Within hours more bands popped up, and dancing crowds filled the streets. Drum bands, orchestras... all funky music!! We got our second wind and went out to explore- which culminated in a 11:00pm Eiffel Tower visit! The views of Paris at night were awesome, and they put the sparkly lights on! Rather cold at the top, so hot Nutella crepes after were yummy!!

    The train home was packed with revellers. Happy, drunk Parisians singing loudly. It kept the boys awake & amused long enough to get home. The street party was still going strong (turns out it was a Midsummer festival of music), but we had no problems falling asleep!
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  • Day20

    Country to large city! FRANCE

    May 20, 2015 in France ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    France... what can I really say? The steriotype of stuck up, and not wanting to speak English! This theory was disproven! First was the country south of france, where we lived in an old building of more than 200 years old...and gosh was it scary! Not many residents spoke English, but they all tried their hardest to welcome you in their old quiet town. We spent most of our time looking at the beautiful landscapes, going to old antique markets, and stuffing our faces with traditional French food. For those who dont know.... french food consits of bread...cheese..wine and well 3 course meals breakfast, lunch and dinner!
    Although i am sad to leave this paradise, i am sick of eating and thinking about food! Next stop...Pariiiiissss

    Paris. The city of love...and well i am not surprised..as everyone is sipping on wine by the bottle under the effel tower...and are not afraid to show public affection....YUK!
    Beautiful old city..but also crazy drivers who i am sure try to run you over...and just to let all those who are wanting to go to France... a zebra crossing doesnt mean you have way...it means..be aware of those scooters and bike riders who actually dont care about pedestrians.

    In Paris we enjoyed climbing up the effel tower..where i soon realised i am now scared of heights...as i have a constant fear that the ground below me is going to cave in.... (thanks to my christmas 2 years ago when the deck collapsed)...this not only happened at the Effel tower..but even at the bridge of locks..!
    We visited Notre Dame, what is a beautiful cathedral, and the amazing palace versailles, which took all day to walk around just the garden alone!

    The next two days we are heading to Disney Land, and maybe even Movie World or the Museum Louvre. However, what ever we miss, we will be coming back around to see in August!
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  • Day35

    Bonjour Paris!

    October 8, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Flew to Paris (as the Chunnel is closed for maintenance on one day per year and that day was today). Lounge at Heathrow was nice for lunch and drinks (although had a small wait as was packed). Also had another go at playing one of the tiny board games we got in Frankfurt (Orc). Flight was 50min long so nice and quick.

    Customs etc in France was quick. Train in to Paris took a bit longer (ages to leave station and confusion around which train we were meant to be on). Eventually arrived and greeted by our host, who was lovely and gave us some recommendations of restaurants etc.

    Then had pizza for tea at one of the recommendations, La Massara. Really good pizza and wine and dessert in a lovely romantic setting. Then back home to do some planning for our short stay here, and an early ish night.

    Two full days in Paris so will need to get cracking tomorrow!
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